Did anyone else REALLY enjoy the 25th anniversary issue of Canadian House & Home? There were a number of articles and features that I just loved! One section that really hit a chord with me was a re-cap of six timeless decorating tips from past issues. Reading through the tips, I couldn’t help but agree – they are timeless words of wisdom and are as relevant today as they were at time they were published.
I thought that over the next few weeks I would highlight each of these timeless tips for you. So let’s get started!
“Bold colour is the perfect remedy for a small, dull area” (Kevin Fitzsimons, Fitzsimons Design+Build, Toronto, House & Home Nov. 1995)
Case in point – check out this ultra bold office nook design just featured on design*sponge:
Colbalt blue, hot pink, and red. Wow! Maybe a bit too bold for you? How about painted dresser in a bright hue to cheer up a corner vignette? Or aquamarine tiles in an otherwise white-on-white kitchen?
Abigail Ahern is a master of bold colour set against moody dark walls:
A pop of colour in a small space goes a long way when it is unexpected, like these great pendants or this red ceiling:
And look what colour does to these two neutral space! Emerald curtains ooze style and a coral ottoman and bright floral make this sitting area so cheery.
So go on, add a bit of bold colour to your home. ‘Tis the season to decorate, so if anything, try out some bold colour in your holiday decor.
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(images: 1-design manifest, 2-Pinterest, 3-House & Home, 4&5-abigail ahern, 6-design*sponge, 7-magnus anesund, 8-veranda, 9-house to home)